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A study on the factors affecting the intention to register brain dead organ donation
J Korean Skull Base Soc 2023;18(2):131-140
Published online October 31, 2023
© 2023 Korean Skull Base Society.

Se Hong Choi1, Chiyoung Cha2, Kyung Sook Hong3, Eui Kyo Seo4

1College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University and Ewha Womans University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea
2College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
3Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
4Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Chiyoung Cha
Received October 4, 2023; Revised October 8, 2023; Accepted October 10, 2023.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Background: This study investigated factors affecting the intention to register brain-dead organ donation.
Materials and Methods: A survey was conducted with 160 outpatients from a university hospital in Seoul. Descriptive statistics, t-tests, an ANOVA, Scheffé’s test, Pearson’s correlantion coefficient, and stepwise regression analysis were used.
Results: Religion (β = 0.133, P = 0.028), theory of planned behavior (subjective norms; β = 0.272, P = 0.001), attitudes toward behavior (β = 0.192, P = 0.024), perceived behavioral control (β = 0.159, P = 0.048), and interpersonal communication (β = 0.192, P = 0.025) were significant in the intention to register as organ donation in brain-dead patients.
Conclusions: To increase the intention to register brain-dead organ donation, it is necessary that frequent conversations and listening to information from various people, such as family, relatives, and acquaintances should become more active.
Keywords : Brain death, Intention, Knowledge, Communication, Theory of planned behavior

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